HC Deb 15 July 1920 vol 131 c2625W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he purposes to give a preferential rate by road or rail for grain as distinct from flour, seeing that the amount of bulk is greater in one than the other, and at present war grain and manufactured flour are graded together for classification purposes in Class C?


The whole question of the classification of merchandise forms part of the reference to the Rates Advisory Committee who are already considering the systematic revision of railway rates and charges, and the hon. Member will recognise that I can in these circumstances express no opinion as to the course to be taken in regard to particular commodities. I suggest that the interest concerned should apply to be heard by the Committee if it is thought necessary.